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7 Essential kitchen facilities

2 July, 2024 · Blog

In a kitchen renovation, it is essential to consider various kitchen facilities to ensure that the space is practical and functional. In addition to being a safe kitchen that complies with current regulations.

For this reason we will list and comment on the main kitchen facilities that need to be carried out. This can be useful both for the purchase of a home and for a kitchen renovation.

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1. Electrical installation

    • Wiring and plugs: An adequate wiring system must be installed, including sufficient plugs for all appliances. This includes specific plugs for the refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and other frequently used household appliances.
    • Lighting: It is essential to install adequate kitchen lighting. This includes lights on the ceiling, under cabinets and in specific work areas. You can also use decorative lights, for example, if your kitchen has a breakfast bar.

    2. Plumbing installation

      • Hot and cold water pipes: It is crucial to renew or install hot and cold water pipes for the sink, the dishwasher and, if it is also in the kitchen, the washing machine. In this sense, the correct installation of pipes in the kitchen can save you from some unpleasantness in the form of leaks. To prevent this from happening, it is important that a professional checks the state of the pipes both when buying a flat and when a kitchen renovation.
      • Drainage: The installation of the kitchen drain must be well planned to avoid obstructions and ensure a good flow of water. This is a sector in constant search for improvements, you can install the drain that fits best with your kitchen.
      • Faucets: Renovating the installation of kitchen faucets is essential in many ways. On the one hand, the practicality that certain faucets can bring us. On the other hand, installing modern faucets can include water saving systems.

      3. Gas installation

        • Gas pipes: If the kitchen uses gas for the stove or oven, it is essential to install or renew the gas pipes, ensuring that they comply with safety regulations. The most common is that it is like this for practicality in operation. Thanks to the adaptations on the market it will be easy for your kitchen to have a safe gas installation.
        • Gas detectors: Related to the previous point, the installation of gas detectors is highly recommended to prevent possible leaks. These types of gadgets are ideal for preventing, both in terms of health and deterioration of kitchen facilities.
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        4. Installation of ventilation and extraction

          • Extractor hood: It is essential to install an extractor hood to eliminate fumes and odors, connected to an external ventilation outlet. Thanks to the variety that the market offers us, we can find all kinds of extractors that adapt to your kitchen design. From classic or decorative kitchen hoods to extractor hoods built into the ceiling or on the counter.
          • Ventilation systems: Make sure the kitchen has adequate natural or forced ventilation. It is essential that you have a window to the outside, either to the street or a light patio. This is why the distribution of the new kitchen furniture is very important.

          5. Installation of heating and coverings

            • Radiators or underfloor heating: Depending on the climate and preference, it may be necessary to install kitchen radiators or an underfloor heating system. More and more, the kitchen is thought of as a space for socializing both with family and friends. It is important that the kitchen provides you with a welcoming atmosphere for this type of meeting.
            • Floors and walls: These are kitchen installations of a more decorative nature. In addition to efficiency, it is necessary to achieve a functional kitchen and this happens through the elements that make it up. In this case we are referring to the placement of suitable coverings for floors and walls, such as tiles, moisture-resistant and easy-to-clean materials.

            6. Installation of furniture and appliances

              • Kitchen furniture: Installation of modular or bespoke furniture that optimizes space and facilitates storage.
              • Integrated appliances: Assembly and installation of integrated appliances, such as the oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and hob.

              7. Installation of security and home automation systems

                • Fire fighting systems: installation of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and, if possible, automatic sprinkler systems. Given the use we make of the kitchen every day, it is highly advisable to have security elements so that everything is under control.
                • Intelligent systems: The installation of home automation systems is optional, although more and more owners are requesting it in their kitchen renovation. To a greater extent it is used for the control of lighting, temperature and security through smart devices.
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                It is important to hire qualified professionals to perform these kitchen installations. In this way we ensure that all connections and devices comply with current regulations and offer maximum security and functionality.